Boat Insulation Manchester

Boat Insulation in Greater Manchester

Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation for Boats, Narrowboats, Widebeams, and Barges in Manchester.

At Websters Insulation Ltd, we are specialists in the application of sprayed foam insulation. We have over 35 years of experience with the insulation of boats and barges across Manchester, and the UK as a whole.

Spray foam insulation is currently the number one choice for boats, and is particularly popular for canal boats. This is mainly due to the wide range of benefits offered by this unique and lightweight form of insulation.

For all of our projects, we use the Webtherm spray foam system. It is applied to surfaces in a liquid form, where it then very rapidly expands to the required thickness, before quickly setting into a rigid foam form. The main benefit of this is that it fills in all gaps, creating a continuous membrane. This eliminates draughts and reduces possibilities of conducting cold air. Thus, in addition to providing highly thermally efficient properties, it also boasts energy saving advantages.

Within the industry, insulation effectiveness is measured in terms of ‘u’ values. Spray foam boat insulation boasts extremely good ‘u ‘ values (thermal efficiency). For instance, when comparing spray foam insulation to ‘Rockwool’, almost three times as much ‘Rockwool’ (by thickness) would be needed to achieve an equivalent ‘u’ value. This is the main reason why foam is a clear choice for boat owners in Manchester.

Additionally, we install MCA and SOLAS approved marine injection foam where required. This is a low density, slow rising foam called Ecofil40, designed to infill cavities on vessels such as sea fairing and passenger boats where the most stringent planning rules apply. Call us on 01405 812682 for more details and advice on this.

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With current climate change concerns, and frequent fuel price rises, it is no surprise that spray foam is such a popular option with boat owners across Manchester. The extensive list of benefits speak for themselves.

Typically, spray foam is only successfully applied and gauged by skilled engineers. That’s where we come in at Websters – please feel free to contact us to discuss your boat insulation project in Manchester today.

At Websters Insulation Ltd, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality of service and workmanship, at competitive prices. We are the UK market leader in boat insulation, having provided the service for over 30 years.

We have undertaken countless insulation projects on all types of boats across Manchester, and the country as a whole. The Webtherm system is the only method we use at Websters due to it’s superior qualities. The continuous membrane adheres to virtually any surface whilst offering the most efficient insulative properties.

How thick should the insulation be?

We tend to use around 25mm-30mm of spray foam on narrow boats and wide beams. We understand how valuable the internal space is, particularly on a narrow boat! Typically, a 30mm thickness fits neatly between the battens (which are 30mm on average) and will provide a reasonable degree of insulation as well as preventing condensation formation.

For a Dutch Barge, or similar, we will often recommend somehwere between 50mm and 100mm, depending on what the steel ribs or timber battens will allow. Typically, a live aboard Dutch Barge benefits from between 85mm and 100mm of foam insulation, depending on the particular boat.

Is the foam fire rated?

In a word, yes. The foam carries a surface spread of flame rating of Class One, being suitable for almost all types of commercial and domestic marine vessels. We can provide fire certificates where required.

* Websters Insulation Ltd are approved by British Waterways.

All materials adhere to a minimum of ‘BS476 part 7 class one’ fire regulations.

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